Dr. Lisa Winstead

Dr. Lisa Winstead

Dr. Lisa Winstead is an Associate Professor and Spanish Bilingual Authorization Coordinator in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. Winstead graduated with a bachelors in Government/Journalism and masters in International relations from California State University, Sacramento. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in language, literacy and culture) from the University of the Pacific. Before coming to CSUF, Winstead taught English for two years in Japan and taught nine years at the middle school level. During that time she became Chair of the Bilingual & ELD Program, implemented an alternative dual language program for mainstream and Spanish-speaking newcomers, and engaged in collaboration with Sacramento County Office of Education and Middle School Partnerships to create the new middle school document.

International work, study abroad experiences, and sabbaticals have allowed her to pursue the study of second as well as foreign language matters and issues. As marketing manager for Dainippon Screen during the 1990s, she employed Adobe technology to disseminate product information about imagesetters and other technological devices. These combined experiences, including work as a bilingual reporter for (ABC, Sacramento) Progreso, have influenced her research in heritage and bilingual education, migrant education, second language acquisition, as well as technological approaches that provide access to language learners globally in socially just and responsive ways.

While on sabbatical in France, she was involved in the development of The Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age which covers innovative technological approaches but challenges educators to question the status quo of language learning in the digital age (Wang & Winstead, 2016). Novel concepts coined include technology-assisted language learning (TALL), digital colonization, as well as cultural and digital linguistic integrity. Other publications about bilingual and second language acquisition, as well as technological approaches that provide access to language learners globally in socially just and responsive ways are listed below. Disseminates research via various conferences: International Symposium on Bilingualism, the National Association for Bilingual Education, the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe, and the American Educational Research Association. Related courses include Second Languages, Latinos in Education, and Bilingual Methods in Spanish to prepare teachers who will serve in dual immersion programs.

Links to publications:

Wang, C., & Winstead, L. (2016). Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age (pp. 1-460). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://www.igi-global.com/pdf.aspx?tid=159331&ptid=142199&ctid=15&t=introduction

Winstead, L. (2016). Mexican Heritage ELL and Native English Speaker Interaction: A Case Study of Tandem Language Learning Strategies. In C. Wang, & L. Winstead (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age (pp. 334-364). Hershey, PA: IG Global. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/mexican-heritage-ell-and-native-english-speaker-interaction/159352

Winstead, L., & Gautreau, C. (2014). Cultural Universals as an integrated pedagogical approach for preservice teachers. Russian-American Education Forum: An Online Journal, 6(2). http://www.rus-ameeduforum.com/content/en/?task=art&article=1001066&iid=19

Winstead, L. (2013). Apprehension and motivation among adolescent dual language peers: Perceptions and awareness about self-directed teaching and learning. Language and Education, 27(1), 1-21. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254327445_Apprehension_and_motivation_among_adolescent_dual_language_peers_perceptions_and_awareness_about_self-directed_teaching_and_learning

Winstead, L. (2012). Book Review: Tye, Larry. Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. New York: Random House. 2009. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254351389_A_Review_of_Satchel_The_Life_and_Times_of_an_American_Legend

Shand, K., Winstead, L, & Kottler, E. (2011). A journey to medieval China: Using technology-enhanced instruction to develop content and digital literacy skills. The Social Studies, 103(1), 20-30. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233351343_Journey_to_Medieval_China_Using_Technology-Enhanced_Instruction_to_Develop_Content_Knowledge_and_Digital_Literacy_Skills

Winstead, L. (2011). The impact of NCLB and accountability on social studies: Teacher experiences and perceptions about teaching social studies. The Social Studies, 102(5), 221-227.

Fitts, S., Winstead, L., Weisman, E., Flores, S., & Valenciana, C. (2008). Coming to voice: Preparing bilingual-bicultural teachers for social justice. Equity and Excellence in Education, 41(3), 357-371.

Winstead, L. (2006). Authentic language opportunities. An alternative dual language model. Eric Digest. ED491745, 1-55.

Winstead, L. (2004).  Increasing academic motivation and cognition in reading, writing, and mathematics: Meaning-making strategies. Educational Research Quarterly, 28(2), 29-47.   

Winstead, L. (2004). Tales from dual language learners. Middle Ground, 7(4), 35-37.

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